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Uvalde/San Antonio, Texas
United States
City Uvalde, Texas
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Subchannels 26.1 - Ion HD (720p)
26.2 - qubo (480i)
26.3 - Ion Life (480i)
26.4 - Ion Shop (480i)
26.5 - QVC
26.6 - HSN
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media San Antonio License, Inc.)
First air date February 19, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-02-19)
Call letters' meaning PaX TV
L = meaning unknown (maybe UvaLde?)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Transmitter power 228 kW
Height 521 m
Facility ID 61173
Transmitter coordinates 29°37′11″N 99°2′55.0″W / 29.61972°N 99.048611°W / 29.61972; -99.048611Coordinates: 29°37′11″N 99°2′55.0″W / 29.61972°N 99.048611°W / 29.61972; -99.048611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KPXL-TV, virtual and UHF channel 26, is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving San Antonio, Texas, United States that is licensed to Uvalde. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KPXL-TV maintains offices located on Bandera Road (between Loop 410 and Highway 16) in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off Highway 173/RM Road 689 on the Medina-Bandera County line (west-northwest of Lakehills).


The station first signed on the air on February 19, 1999; KPXL was built and signed on by Paxson Communications (the forerunner to Ion Media Networks) as an owned-and-operated station of Ion Television predecessor Pax TV.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
26.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
26.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
26.3 IONLife Ion Life
26.4 Shop Ion Shop
26.5 QVC QVC
26.6 HSN HSN


Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. KPXL-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 26, on June 12, 2009. The station "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 26.[2]


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